Editorial: We Are Limitless Difference
In 2011 I graduated with a PhD entitled The Gateless Gate of Home Education Discovery (2011). In that thesisâ€”my gate into academia, provided by gatekeeping examinersâ€”I suggested the field of alternative education (and especially home education) had no gates, but many valid entrances. I quoted a few times from Zen koans, just to prove the pointâ€¦If I extend the metaphor today there are likely not even hedges around the edges of the field of alternative education. I notice this as I edit this journal, given the wide range of work and topics offeredâ€¦and the lack of clear identity. Or so it seems. This editorial aims to change that, once and for all? You see: We are different. We are not limited. We have an identity. This threefold label of â€œWe are Limitless Differenceâ€ needs explanation.
Iâ€™ll explain it thus: Our disciplinary identity is not based on tribalism, but on a way of thinking. This way of thinking combines our interests at the deepest level of...
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